We saw Susan Graham with the Orchestra of St. Luke's under the direction of Maestro Edo de Waart at Carnegie Hall last night. I love this orchestra - its sound is so intimate and luxurious without ever being overpowering. The most delicate sounds float through intricately. Susan's performance of Berg's Seven Early Songs was divine - and not nearly long enough. I have loved this piece listening to her live Carnegie Hall album. I could listen to her for hours and hours - the warmth, mirth and brightness in her voice is heavenly. At under two hours and seated with Noah and Sally, this was exactly the evening I needed.
LISZT (orch. JOHN ADAMS) The Black Gondola
BERG Seven Early Songs - Susan Graham
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, "Scottish"